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track

n. ~ 1. The path on which information is recorded. - 2. A discrete segment of content in a sound recording; a cut; a band.

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In phonograph records, the track1 is a continuous spiral groove cut in the disk, and different tracks2 are typically separated by a thin, visually distinct area. In compact discs, the track1 is laid out in a continuous spiral. In magnetic tape, several tracks1 are often laid down parallel to the length of the tape; they may be read or written simultaneously (parallel recording), one after another (serial recording), or in alternate directions (serpentine recording). Some magnetic tape formats use a helical scan with tracks1 running diagonal to the length of the tape.